I'm not going to lie, I'm mostly a glass-of-wine (or two, or three) girl. Although we have a fancy bar, I tend to go for whatever makes it into a glass fastest. However, the week of the wedding I encountered my first Jalapeño Margarita. It was nothing short of life changing. I found the recipe here and was thrilled to see it was fairly simple. And, since I'm all about sharing the wealth, I decided to make them
2 oz Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila
1 oz lime juice*
3/4 oz agave nectar
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Rim a glass with salt (optional). I didn't because I
had sampled too much of the drink forgot.
Shake well and strain into an ice-filled glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
I was going to serve this in a mason jar, but then Mike deemed these our Legends of the Hidden Temple glasses, and I felt like that was much more appropriate for a Jalapeño Margarita. They are the perfect combination of spicy and sweet, and you can easily adjust the agave to suit your needs. Have one this weekend and let me know what you think.
As a side note, this may or may not have been my face the first time I tried one.
*I made fresh lime juice because I had some time on my hands, but store bought lime juice will do. If you want to be all Martha-y with me, this wooden lemon reamer from Williams-Sonoma is hands down the best and most efficient way to juice citrus (thanks for the recommendation Mom!). It is also much less expensive than other similar products. Win-win. I think it would make a great hostess gift with some citrus and a bottle of tequila. Or maybe that's just me.